Born in 1923, Lim Tze Peng is mainly a self-taught artist. Ink paintings and calligraphic works are predominantly featured in his work, though there is a small collection of early oils, watercolours and drawings. He created a unique style of ink painting using rich brush and tonal details, and this approach is often regarded as a manifestation of the Nanyang Style in the ink medium. He was awarded the Cultural Medallion in 2003.Lines are paramount in Lim’s works, often taking precedence over other formal aspects of art-making, such as colour, space, texture, mass and volume. Clean and deft linework sketch the street and the people going about their daily chores while minimal colours highlight the laundry that is hung out to dry.